Character Bio - Badjan KholiName: Badjan Kholi
Hair color/style: dark black, tossed to the side in a scruffy mop
Eye color: dark brown, almond shaped
Skin color: deep, caramel tan
Distinguishing features: a narrow face and jaw line, almond-shaped eyes, big ears, and a built, muscular body
Rank/Job: banished prince turned thief
Personality: Badjan is prominent and still walks with a kingly air, complete with a hardened heart and a cruel sort of pride about himself. He is quick to judge and very slow to trust, and can develop a quick hatred for anyone or anything that gets in his way, finding it hard to read his own thoughts and emotions.
Abilities/Disabilities: Badjan is quick with knives and also fights well with a staff; his other abilities include being a very wise thinker and quick-witted thief. His disabilities include low strength and stealth, due t
Paper Bookmarks In My DietI've got paper bookmarks in my diet
I read intently
Nibble the corner
Rip off a bite
Chew, chew, chew
It's amazing how long it lasts
Almost longer than
It takes a good book
To get me started
But once I start;
I really can't stop
Nibble by meager nibble...
I only choose the very best.
Lined paper just will not do
And it takes usually a corner,
Or the oddly-shaped edges formed
From ripping a page from the rings,
Holding the untold stories of the notebook in place.
I love that musty old smell
When you flip the book pages
Past your nose
They briefly tickle me, delight me
The tiny fibers of material barely visible,
It releases an aroma into my nose
That no highly technologically advanced anything can compare to.
I flip the well-worn pages with a practiced ease,
Close my eyes
Because nothing makes me happier
Than a good old book smell
And paper bookmarks in my diet.
A Letter to the Band DirectorMr. Rush,
Every time I think back to public school, most of my memories are from band. I started the program in 4th grade just looking for something to do, and it took me three long years to realize how much music meant to me.
While some kids went through the same old motions in middle school band, I embraced it and finally found my niche - something I could really do. Music became more than a substitute for homeroom; it was a passion, a feeling, and you helped me learn that there is nothing on this earth comparable to playing in a band.
Band became a sanctuary where I could let the music shape my mood and let me forget my problems, even for a little while. I know every inch of that band room, and learned so much more there than simply how to play a clarinet. Right now, there's nothing I want more than to sit with that band, have you raise up your magic wand, and play Cedar Crest! That one will haunt me my whole life!
In short, band changed my life.